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John Robert Gorm­ley Sr., 67, passed away at Peters­burg Health­care Cen­ter on Thurs­day, Novem­ber 9, 2017. Born to the late Robert and Mary James Gorm­ley, John was also pre­ceded in death by his two broth­ers, David P. Gorm­ley and Richard P. Gorm­ley.

A U.S. Army Na­tional Guard vet­eran of six years, John had spent over 30 years as an au­to­mo­tive re­pair in­struc­tor at the Rowanty Vo­ca­tional Tech­ni­cal Cen­ter. John’s fam­ily and friends knew him as a great mu­si­cian who loved life and had a big heart.

He is sur­vived by his son, John Robert Gorm­ley Jr.; his sis­ters, Anne Hop­kins and Su­san Gam­mon; his grand­daugh­ter, Kaylie Gorm­ley; his very spe­cial friend, Su­san Roth­fussTal­pas and sev­eral nieces and neph­ews.

A memo­rial ser­vice will be held on Satur­day, Novem­ber 18, 2017 at 2 p.m. in the Colo­nial Heights Chapel of E. Alvin Small Funeral Homes and Cre­ma­tory, 2033 Boule­vard, Colo­nial Heights, VA 23834. The fam­ily will re­ceive friends one hour prior to the ser­vice. In lieu of flow­ers, the fam­ily would like a do­na­tion to be made in John’s mem­ory to Crater Com­mu­nity Hospice, 3916 South Crater Road, Peters­burg, VA 23805. Con­do­lences may be reg­is­tered at www. ealvins­

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